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Y-Chromosomal Evidence of the Cultural Diffusion of Agriculture in Southeast Europe

Battaglia, Vincenza; Fornarino, Simona; Al-Zahery, Nadia; Olivieri, Anna; Pala, Maria; Myres, Natalie M.; King, Roy J.; Rootsi, Siiri; Marjanović, Damir; Primorac, Dragan et al.
Y-Chromosomal Evidence of the Cultural Diffusion of Agriculture in Southeast Europe // European journal of human genetics, 17 (2008), 6; 820-830 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Y-Chromosomal Evidence of the Cultural Diffusion of Agriculture in Southeast Europe

Battaglia, Vincenza ; Fornarino, Simona ; Al-Zahery, Nadia ; Olivieri, Anna ; Pala, Maria ; Myres, Natalie M. ; King, Roy J. ; Rootsi, Siiri ; Marjanović, Damir ; Primorac, Dragan ; Hadziselimović, Rifat ; Vidović, Stojko ; Drobnič, Katia ; Durmishi, Naser ; Torroni, Antonio ; Santachiara-Benerecetti, Silvana A. ; Underhill, Peter A. ; Semino, Ornella

European journal of human genetics (1018-4813) 17 (2008), 6; 820-830

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Ključne riječi
Balkan Neolithic/Farming transition; Peopling of Europe; Y-chromosome haplogroups

The debate concerning the mechanisms underlying the prehistoric spread of farming to Southeast Europe is framed around the opposing roles of population movement and cultural diffusion. To investigate the possible involvement of local people in the Balkans diffusion of agriculture, we analyzed patterns of Y-chromosome diversity in 1206 subjects from 17 population samples, mainly from Southeast Europe. Three main Y-chromosome clades, I-M423, E-V13 and J-M241, turned out to be informative in distinguishes into Southeast Europe between Holocene Mesolithic foragers and Neolithic range expansions from the eastern Sahara and the Near East. In particular, whereas the Balkan microsatellite variation associated with J-M241 concords with Neolithic times, those related to E-V13 and I-M423 Balkan Y chromosomes are consistent with a late Mesolithic time frame. In addition, the low frequency and variance associated with I-M423 and E-V13 in Anatolia and the Middle East make very likely a south European Mesolithic origin for both. Thus, Balkan Mesolithic foragers with their own autochthonous genetic signatures were the earliest to adopt agriculture when it was introduced by farming people from the Near East. These initial local converted farmers became the principal agents spreading this economy using maritime leapfrog colonization strategies in the Adriatic and transmitting the Neolithic cultural package to other adjacent Mesolithic populations. The ensuing range expansions of J-M241, E-V13 and I-M423 parallel in space and time the diffusion of Neolithic Impressed Ware, thereby documenting a case of cultural diffusion using genetic evidence.

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309-1300855-2738 - Razvoj sustava za DNA analizu arheoloških koštanih uzoraka (Damir Marjanović, )

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